View Full Version : Sunday August 22, 2010 Minor League Updates

08-22-2010, 02:25 PM
Bats @ Tribe

1-0 Bats in the 2nd

Sappelt CF .341
Cozart SS .264
Alonso 1B .296
Balentien RF .281
Francisco 3B .287
Frazier LF .254
Valaika 2B .305
Miller C .287
Jukich P .000

08-22-2010, 02:51 PM
Carolina's final game of the series with Mobile has been rained out. The game will not be rescheduled. I'm guessing this means Jordan Hotchkiss' debut with Carolina will happen tomorrow night against the Birmingham Barons as they come in for their only visit this year. For nostalgia's sake, years ago I saw Birmingham in here against the Mudcats and Terry Francona was their manager. North Carolina is currently host to three of the White Sox minor league affiliates; Kannapolis (low A), Winston-Salem (Advanced A), and Charlotte (AAA). Forgive me for rambling guys, we're talking rain out here.

Thinking out loud, Sappelt has surprised me with his early success at Louisville. Really pleased with what he has done to date since being promoted.

08-22-2010, 02:52 PM
At the Bats game, Alonso has had two really nice hits. Unfortunately they were right to the LF and RF.

08-22-2010, 03:02 PM
Lynchburg's down 7-1. Ezequiel Infante got the start, and neglected to make the most of it. Cody Puckett has his 17th HR.

08-22-2010, 03:03 PM
Top of the 5th for Louisville 1-0 still.

Valaika 2-2

08-22-2010, 03:11 PM
If I'm interpreting it correctly, it appears that the DSL Reds have qualified as the wildcard for the league playoffs, which begin tomorrow. It looks like it's the winners of the five divisions plus one wildcard, which the Reds earned with a 45-27 record, just ahead of the Yankees at 44-27. The Yankees won their last five games and the Reds won their last seven! The uneven schedule (probably due to rainouts) proved to be the difference.

There are 34 teams in the DSL, and the Reds actually had the third-best record. They played in the same division as the Cubs, who had the league's best record at 51-21.

I don't know much about the league, but it would seem that the Reds certainly have the starting pitching to be taken seriously. Trouble is, their ace, Abel De Los Santos, had to pitch last night in the 1-0 victory that got them into the playoffs--a game they won in spite of getting no hits.

08-22-2010, 03:21 PM
2-0 Bats on a Francisco double. Sappelt scores.

08-22-2010, 03:35 PM
At the Bats game, Alonso has had two really nice hits. Unfortunately they were right to the LF and RF.

Sounds like a case of Jay Bruce disease.

08-22-2010, 03:35 PM
It looks like Cozart left the Louisville lineup mid-game.

08-22-2010, 03:35 PM
Any word of Mesoraco's hammy?

08-22-2010, 03:51 PM
It looks like Cozart left the Louisville lineup mid-game.

He was the victim of a HBP in the arm, and was in a good deal of pain.

Hopefully it's just precautionary.

08-22-2010, 03:56 PM
Any word of Mesoraco's hammy?

From John Fay's blog:

"–Devin Mesoraco was taken out of last night’s game after tweaking a hamstring. It’s not thought to be serious."

08-22-2010, 04:43 PM
Bats lost 4-2

Sappelt CF 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333
Cozart SS 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263
Griffin 2B 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247
Alonso 1B 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .293
Balentien RF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .282
Francisco 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .288
Frazier LF 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255
Valaika 2B-SS 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .305
Miller C 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286
Jukich P 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .125
Eymann 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136

Jukich 6.2 5 1 1 3 6 1 4.37
Fisher (BS, 3)(L, 1-1) 1.1 3 3 2 0 0 0 2.23

08-22-2010, 05:13 PM
Tough loss for the Bats, Fisher wasn't as bad as his line reads.

Valaika picked his head up on a routine groundball with a runner on 3rd with one out. If he could've fielded it properly, the score would've still been 2-2 with 2 outs.

For my first Bats game I had a great time, I'm hoping to make it down to Louisville next weekend before callups.

08-22-2010, 06:17 PM
Buffalo got swept in a DH today, so the Bats actually gained a game in the wild card despite their loss. Columbus is in a scoreless game after 4, so the Bats may also stay in first place.

New Fever
08-22-2010, 06:18 PM
Henry Rodriguez just hit his 14th homerun for Dayton. He has to be the most underrated prospect in the system.

Dayton leads 10-5 in the 7th.

08-22-2010, 07:59 PM
Saw Devin after the game today... He was walking around just fine, and even signed a ball for me (more than I can say for Aroldis, who blew me off even though I was the only person around, and dressed in a Reds jersey/hat)...

Cool thing with Devin tonight is that his family was in from PA to watch the game... He signed for everybody, and then walked over to his family and spent 15-20 minutes in the lawn with them...

Other players like Wilkin Castillo, Juan Francisco, and even Ted Powers lit out as quick as they could...

08-22-2010, 08:05 PM
Juan Duran is 2 for 3 with 2 RBIs and Starlin Gerson is pitching well for Billings, which leads 4-1 in the sixth.

08-22-2010, 08:09 PM
Another walk for Yorman Rodriguez tonight. Second straight day he has walked.

08-22-2010, 08:12 PM
Clippers go down 4-2.